A Morrisville man was hit by a tractor-trailer on Shelburne Road last week, and police used a tourniquet on his leg, likely saving his life.

On Thursday, Jan. 31 at about 11 a.m., the South Burlington Police Department received numerous 911 calls regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Shelburne Road near McIntosh Avenue.

Police arrived on scene and found Todd Geraci, 27, had been struck by a a tractor-trailer driven by Scott Pastor, 52, of Eden Mills. Police said Geraci suffered a serious injury to the lower portion of his legs. South Burlington Police Officer Pat Mulcahy applied a tourniquet to one of Geraci’s legs, preventing what medical staff said could have been a serious, long-term injury. 

Geraci was treated by South Burlington Fire Personnel on scene and transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center.  It was anticipated that his injuries were not fatal. 

Police said early investigation indicated that Geraci was crossing Shelburne Road against the crossing signal. At the time of the accident, there was no evidence to suggest speed, impairment, or anything other than the crosswalk violation contributed to the crash. 

The investigation is ongoing and if anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the South Burlington Police Department (802) 846-4111.

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